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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Delayed Daily Musing - April 25th, 2013 - Absolute - 絕對 - Juéduì

Absolute - 絕對 - Juéduì

The lessons of the learned sage 
may sound confusing at first-
You are god...
but so is everyone else."
God is everything...
so why are there differences?"
Everything is illusion... 
does that include god?


Those who follow Tao state that there is no evidence that a god created this world. There is no empirical proof of this, and thus, they cannot accept this idea philosophically. Their reasons spring from an idea that God is absolute, infinite, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. A being such as this is separate and distinct from the world he created. If there was a god and a world which he created, then there are two things - God could not be thought of as absolute. If an absolute god did exist, no one and no thing could be separate from god.

Everything is god. We are also god. We fail to realize this too often. We look for god outside of ourselves. We make the mistake of thinking of ourselves as viewer, and god as the subject of our observations. Unfortunately, our perspective is invariably tainted by subjectivity. In our subjective state, anything that we define as God "out there" will not be confirmed as God because it will not be absolute. All that we have found is a thing which exists in relation to our perception - we have given it significance but have not added to the intrinsic qualities.

In order to realize our full spiritual potential, the acolyte must begin to see god within. The only way to confirm this is to remove the impediments of subjectivity. One brick at a time is pulled away, until the self-generated wall of ignorance crumbles to the ground. We are one with all things; god is the essential conduit to realize this truth.